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At some point it's likely that you'll either want to purchase additional applications for your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad or you'll want to purchase music or videos from the iTunes store. We'll be taking detailed looks at how to make these purchases from your device in upcoming chapters but in order to do any of these things, you'll need to register for a free Apple ID. Now if you've ever purchased music through iTunes on your computer, you already have an account. Additionally, if you subscribe to Apple's iCloud service, or if you have an Apple ID which you created if you ever purchased anything from Apple online, you can use that account information.
So if you already have an Apple ID you can skip this movie. But if you're completely new to the Apple ecosystem, you'll need an account. So in this movie, I'll show you how to do so from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Start by locating and tapping the Settings icon. Then find and tap iTunes and App Store. Here, if you already have an account, is where you can sign in so your device remembers your account username. Or tap Create New Apple ID to go through the process of creating a new account. First confirm the country or region you live in. This needs to match the location of your credit card's billing address. I'll tap Next.
Then you can read through the terms and conditions of service for using the iTunes store. I'll just scroll down here. And as you can see here, there's 54 pages of legal jargon to read. Now I'll leave it entirely up to you and your own judgment whether or not you want to read through all of this. Let's just assume we did and I'll tap Agree. Now we'll tap Agree again. Next enter the email address you want to use for this account. Your email address will become your user name. Then create a password. As you can see here, your password has to be at least eight characters long, and has to contain at least one number and one capital letter. Then type it again in the verifier field to make sure you didn't make any typos. I'll tap Done. Next for security reasons you have to select and answer three questions.
Just to verify your identity if you ever forget your password and need to recover it again. So I'll tap the first question. And you have to select from some of these pre-chosen questions here. And I'll pick my third question. And I'll tap Done. Next you have the option to enter another email address in case you forget the password and also forget the answers to the questions above. Apple will send instructions to the email address you provide here on how to reaccess your account. I'm just going to leave that blank for now. Then you want to enter your birth date.
And this is just another identity verification step. Tap Done again. And lastly on the screen, decide whether you'd like to receive emails from Apple concerning new releases and changes to the store, or other information about other products and services from Apple. I'm just going to choose to turn both of these options off. I'll tap Next. And this is where you enter your credit card billing information. This is again to verify that you're a real person and to confirm your identity. You're not going to be charged anything until you actually make a purchase though. So just fill in your credit card information and then tap Next. And the final screen I'll see here is a message to verify my account. So, Apple will send an email to the address I provided here.
Let's go to my web browser. Here's the email. So, to verify the ID I just created, I just click Verify Now. They're going to ask me to sign in with the ID that I just created. And I could do this on my phone as well. And there it is. I now see that my email address has been verified. So, back here on my phone I'll tap Done. And now I should be able to sign in with the account that I just created and there it is. And I'm now ready to browse and purchase music and apps from the iTunes store which again we'll be looking at in upcoming chapters. Now before we close out this movie I just want to mention that you can also create an Apple ID through iTunes on your computer.
Which in my opinion is much quicker since you can use a real keyboard. So here in iTunes, go to the iTunes store and click Sign In. Then in this dialogue that appears you can click Create Apple ID. And at this point, you can walk through pretty much the same process as we saw on the iPhone, but it'll probably take you much less time, then when you're prompted to enter your username and password on your iOS device when you eventually go to make a purchase, just enter the account information you've created here in iTunes.
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